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May 15 2008

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BuildingSMART 2008 conference programme revealed

The programme for the 2008 London international BuildingSMART conference has been published. The one-day event – enticingly (ha, ha!) entitled “The STAND-INN Route to Sustainability and Value for Money in Construction and FM using BIM/IFCs” – is to be held again at the RIBA in London, on Wednesday 25 June. The day includes:

  • sessions on sustainability (with perspectives from Germany, Finland and UK)
  • a BIMstorm event (BuildLondonLive [plus blog], following on from the LA event)
  • break-out sessions including ones on standards, creating a market for sustainable buildings, life cycle costing, and contracts and insurance
  • UK case studies (from BDP, ZBP and Davis Langdon, among others)
  • Overseas case studies (some appear to be updates of the same projects presented in April last year)

The event sponsors appear to include Bentley, ZBP and Uniting Construction Information. I think this is the first time I’ve seen the UCI logo, so a launch must be imminent (as mentioned at the IT in Construction event), but it is long overdue: the various construction IT groups first started talking about it around two years ago (see September 2006 post). ICT is supposed to be a fast-moving industry – here, I think, the UCI has adopted the pace of change of the construction sector!

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  1. Nathan Doughty

    Hi Paul there is a website for the BUILD LONDON LIVE event at http://www.buildlondonlive.com and an invitation to join in from Free Collaboration!

  2. Paul Wilkinson

    Thanks, Nathan. I will update the post to include a link in the main body text.
    Good to see you blogging again, too.

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